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ABP Kings Lynn delivers despite COVID-19

The month of April has seen a busy start for the Port of King’s Lynn, which has already welcomed nine ships, carrying 25,000t of cargo, thus keeping goods moving despite the global pandemic.

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ABP Kings Lynn delivers despite COVID-19

Port owner and operator APB said this follows a stable performance in March, when the port handled a total of 20 ships, carrying more than 40,000t of cargo. This included 28,000t of agricultural cargo of which 25,000t of exports from the county of Norfolk including malting barley, feed wheat and feed barley.


Cargo handled on behalf of the Norfolk farming community also included imported fertiliser and potash. In addition 10,000 m3 of timber has been imported on behalf of the local Kings Lynn and Norfolk business community.


Whilst ABP has asked employees to work from home where possible, many of its staff members directly involved in handling goods are designated as key workers by the government and will continue to work every day to keep the goods moving.


Andrew Harston, regional director for Wales and Short Sea Ports, who is also responsible for Port of King’s Lynn, said: “I really want to thank our great colleagues not just at Kings Lynn but also across ABP’s nationwide network, who have continued to handle ships at this difficult time. Even though I am always proud of the job they do, now I feel prouder than ever.


“It is massively important that as we continue operations, we do so safely, following the latest social distancing, PPE and health and safety advice as outlined by the government. This means that we can continue to handle goods safely and play our part in helping as many companies as possible stay in business, so that the economy can recover once this crisis has passed.”


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